Williams has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, thanks to generations of gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. It allows us to award more than $50 million a year in financial aid to more than half of all Williams students. Our financial aid program is based entirely on need, and we meet 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need.  We are committed to working with you and your family to make a Williams education affordable.

Application Timeline

  • Early Decision Applicants

    November 20 – CSS Profile & prior year tax returns due

    Mid-December – Financial aid notifications available to admitted students

    April 15 – Final aid application requirements due

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Regular Decision Applicants

    February 1 – CSS Profile & FAFSA due

    April 1 – Financial aid notifications available to admitted students

    April 15 – Tax documents due to IDOC

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • International Applicants

    November 15 – Early Decision applicants

    February 1 – Regular Decision applicants

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Undocumented Applicants

    November 15 – Early Decision applicants

    February 1 – Regular Decision applicants

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Veteran Applicants

    For specific information about Williams financial aid for veterans, please visit our Yellow Ribbon information page.

    November 15 – Early Decision applicants

    February 1 – Regular Decision applicants

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Transfer Applicants

    Please do not submit your financial aid application documents until AFTER you have submitted your application for admission.

    April 15 – CSS Profile, FAFSA, Tax documents due

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

  • Current Students

    April 25 – 2015-16 application documents due

    May 25 – Submit the Summer 2015 Earnings Petition

    After July 7 – Financial Aid awards available for students with complete applications by the April 25 deadline

    For the details, CLICK HERE and select the path based on your citizenship status

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